Tolderol Game Reserve

Where is it?: Tolderol Game Reserve is on the edge of Lake Alexandrina between Milang and Wellington at the end of Tolderol Road which runs off Dog Lake Road.  There are gates along this road which should be left the same way as you drive into the reserve.

Owner: Department of the Environment, Water and Natural Resources

Property summary: Total area of 428 hectares – Hundred of Freeling, Sections 113, 349, 984 and 1289

Natural Resources Management Region: Natural Resources South Australian Murray-Darling Basin

History: The area was first proclaimed as a game reserve of 226 hectares in 1970. An additional  202 hectares were added on 10 January 1980.

Habitat: There are extensive areas of samphire, reed and sedges with large open areas of water. A series of seventeen ponds have been constructed, some of which are flooded to provide habitat for the waterbirds which use the reserve. Additional areas primarily covered with common reed (Phragmites australis) can be found along the edge of Lake Alexandrina up to Tolderol Point.

Total Species Recorded to Date: 182 (non-passerines 150, passerines 32)

Common Species: Black Swan, Pacific Black Duck, Whiskered Tern, Straw-necked Ibis, Spur-winged Plover, Golden-headed Cisticola, Australia Reed Warbler

Less Common Species: Latham’s Snipe, White-winged Tern, Spotless Crake, Baillon’s Crake, Ruff, Long-toed Stint

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